Is there an Instapaper-like system for YouTube videos?

Objective: to be able to mark YouTube videos for later playback, then be able to watch them later on my phone while I'm on the subway.

Failing this, is there a workflow through which I can accomplish this, by like generating my own podcast that I subscribe to via iTunes?

  • YouTube has had a "watch later" function for some time now.
    – ale
    Apr 26, 2013 at 12:39

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A new service debuted at Techcrunch Disrupt. It's called Spool. It lets you download text, video, audio etc. to your phones for offline viewing.


Have a look at:


EDIT: This service seems to no longer exists. Thanks @Boris Terzic

  • Domain is "empty", Dreamhost default page. Sadly. Nov 15, 2010 at 20:02

Assuming you have internet access in the subway, you could bookmark the videos using a social bookmarking service (such as Delicious) and then follow the links on your phone.

Both services have mobile versions:


I created a service called Tubelivery that creates podcasts from YouTube channels.

It won't work exactly the way you want (with your own playlist) but you can add your favorite channels and subscribe to them as a podcast.